Jaguar F -Type Project 7 Makes Dynamic World Debut
AUTO CENTRAL, UK --July 7, 2014: F-TYPE Project 7 made its world dynamic debut in front of packed crowds at Le Mans Classic this weekend as Jaguar also celebrated the D-type’s 60th anniversary The Jaguar-entered D-type driven by Gary Pearson and journalist Chris Harris took overall victory in Grid 3 – for cars from 1957-1961 F-TYPE Project 7 completed demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type, and with fleet of F-TYPE R Coupés F-TYPE Project 7 will be Jaguar’s fastest production car to date: with 575PS and 680Nm from its 5.0-litre supercharged V8 petrol engine, it will reach 60mph in 3.8-sec (0-100 km/h in 3.9-sec) with a top speed of 186mph (300km/h) F-TYPE Project 7 – the most powerful and fastest production Jaguar to date – made its dynamic debut in front of packed crowds during the Le Mans Classic race meeting over the weekend of 4-6 July.
In celebration of the Jaguar D-type’s 60th anniversary – a car which won at Le Mans three times and which inspired Project 7’s genesis – F-TYPE Project 7 completed its demonstration laps throughout the weekend alongside the very first D-type ever built, and with several examples of the all-new F-TYPE R Coupé.
On-track, numerous Jaguars were competing throughout the 24 hours of Le Mans Classic, but the highlight was the victory in Grid 3 (for cars from 1957-1961) by the Jaguar-entered D-type driven by Gary Pearson and journalist Chris Harris.
F-TYPE Project 7 is a fully road-legal two-seater roadster, which will be built by Jaguar Land Rover’s newly established Special Operations division. Of all aluminium construction and with bespoke carbon-fibre aerodynamic aids, a unique suspension tune, 80kg weight reduction and 575PS power output, F-TYPE Project 7 will deliver a truly focused driving experience. Carbon Ceramic brakes, Torque Vectoring by Braking and race-inspired seats are all standard features.
2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE PROJECT 7: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION*
*All figures are manufacturer’s estimates and subject to final confirmation ahead of production
|ENGINE & TRANSMISSION|
|Engine capacity (cc)||5000|
|Valves per cylinder||4|
|Top speed (mph)||186, electronically limited|
|Top speed (km/h)||300, electronically limited|
|Torque (lb ft@rpm)||502@2500-5500|
|Wheels||20-inch ‘Storm’ alloy, in gloss black|
|Tyres - size||255/35/20 (front) 295/30/20 (rear)|
|Tyres - make
Pirelli P Zero
|Width excl (mm)||1923|
|Width excl (in)||75.7|
|Height (mm, without roof)||1277|
|Height (in, without roof)||50.3|
|Fuel tank capacity (litres)||72|
|Fuel tank capacity (gallons)||15.8|